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Rahul Dravid's 34th birthday (11/1/2007)

First of all let me give a warm b'day wish to the indian skipper Rahul Dravid.As i am a die-hard fan of Rahul,I coudnt resist writing a post on RD.

Rahul Sharad Dravid was born on 11th January 1973 to Mr Sharad Dravid and Pushpa Dravid,He completed his school education at St.Joseph's Bangalore.He startes swinging his bat at the age of 10 for his school cricket team which had a good cricket team.His good performance in junior tournaments awarded him selection to state U-15,U-17 and U-19 teams.He attended a a summer coaching camp at KSCA's,where former cricketer turned coach Keki Tarapore noticed his talents.In 1991 Rahul made his ranji trophy debut against Maharashtra.A double century in Ranji final's against Tamil nadu placed him on the head lines in 1996,for which he got selection to the indian test team in the tour of England.Gave a flying start to his career scoring 95 in first test along side Sourav ganguly at the lord's.Makes first maiden test Century against South Africa scoring 148 in 1997,while his maiden ODi century came against pakistan at chennai where he scored 107runs.In 1998 he gets selected to the world cup and emerges as the top scorer with 461 runs which included 3 50's and two hundred's.Highest test score 270 came against pakistan in 2003-2004.Dravid mean while played for Kent in the English county.Rahul with his strong determination,concentration and patience became the backbone of indian cricket.He came to india's rescue when other's crumbled,thus he led india to some historic wins(Like the one against pakistan in WC 2003).currently he stands 7th in test rankings.
Seen at launch of his biography along side Sachin tendulkar


Personal Life
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Rahul Dravid married Vijeta Pendharkar on 4th may 2003,who is a surgeon in nagpur.He had a baby boy on 11th october 2003.



Achievements

  • Rahul Dravid led India to a historic Test series win, against the West Indies in their home soil in 2006. Since 1971, India had never won a Test series in the West Indies.
  • Under Dravid's captaincy the Indian team tied the previous record with 8 consecutive One-Day International wins for the Indian team
  • Leads India to snatch their first ever test victory on South African Soil.
Outstanding records
  • Best career average among players who have played 100 or more Tests.
  • Best away average among players who have played 50 or more away Tests.
  • 1st Indian to score 5 double hundreds, each bigger than the previous.
  • Involved in the highest partnership in the history of ODI cricket with a 331 run partnership along with Sachin at Hyderabad against the kiwi's
  • Has the record of not being dismissed on duck for 120 consecutive ODI matches
Awards
  • Ceat Cricketer of the 1999 World Cup
  • Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2000
  • Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy 2004
  • Padma Shri 2004
  • ICC Player of The Year 2004
  • ICC Test Player of The Year 2004

He is a gentleman of the game in every sense of the word.Hats off to you Rahul.





21 comments

  1. Madhu Metha  

    hi dravid. im madhu from chennai. im a school student, a die hard fan of yours. i need your auto graph in the first page of my poster book. thank god that at least now i got a chance to convey a msg to you and introduce my self. hope you see this soon. and i get a reply. my id too contains "rd" in it. your short name. bye rahul. take care.all the best. YOU WILL STAY EVER GREEN IN THE HEART OF YOUR FANS. IN MINE TOO...

  2. roshani  

    hey, i am biggest fan of rahuldravid in all over the world .i can not live without him.

  3. bhavya  

    nobody can beat his performance!!! m his great fan,,........ seriously an great wall for indian cricket team.... lovin u...

    Bhavya
    (bangalore)

  4. Anonymous  

    hi ,I like dravid very much.iam biggest fan in the world for dravid. i want to take one photo with u . pls make it true , its my dream
    lots of love love love
    sivakumari

  5. shreelakshmi  

    hi rahuuul.... i like u vry much dye hard crickt fan f urz

  6. Priyanka  

    Hi rahul.... am your greatest fan of this universe.... All the very best for your future.... keep rocking...

  7. heena  

    Heena

    hey all da fans of rahul dravid from wereva u r!
    im from england and boy do i luv (da best cricketa in da world) RAHUL DRAVID!!!
    he is so under rated but dose ppl do nt knw wt dey r doin.anywayzi hope and pray dt dravid plays on 4 a long long long tym!!

  8. swaranjitha  

    hey u fans or acs wht ever. you all say that u r fans and acs of rd but i, i'm the great rd's sis dou all get that i'm his sis choti sis bhaiyya i luv u very very much to infinity i miss u miss u miss u miss u. lots of hugs and kisses byeeeeeee

  9. ANKITA  

    hiii rahul
    i m the biggest fan of yours.
    u won't believe i m having more than 100 pictures of yours....
    i hope i met u one day b'coz i wanna see u n take aphoto with you.
    i hope both yours and my dreams come true.
    with lots of love & hugs byeeee..........

  10. Anonymous  

    hey...RD...AM A GREAT CRICKET LOVER N ONE OF UR GREATEST FANS..U R AS IMPORTANT 2 ME AS MY FAMILY.U R MY INSPIRATION N MY IDOL.U MEAN EVERYTHING TO ME.I RESPECT U A LOT..JUST WISH TO MEET U ATLEAST ONCE IN MY LIFE.AM SURE THAT MY WISH WILL COME TRUE.

  11. M.karl  

    hai dravid .iam ur fan.
    i like u very much.
    u r a greatest player in cricket

  12. poonam  

    I M A MARATHI GAL.U R PROUD TO BE MARATHI PEOPLE.U R A LIVING LEGEND.HATS OFF TO U!!!!!!! -POONAM R. INAMDAR.

  13. mona  

    hiiiiiiiii
    i m mona
    i like ssoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much
    i love u
    i miss u
    i like ur bating,ur foures,ur style
    everything

  14. ranju  

    hai rahul i am ur biggest fan in this world
    i like u soooooooooooooooooo
    much that i fight with every one for ur sake ;;;;;
    please play well in ths upcoming matches .....
    please dont retire now play well....
    my wishes will be with u always till i die all the best

  15. Anonymous  

    Hi,Sir My well wishes r with u and i can not see u falling out to these weak bowlers so please dont make them happy in this year atleast.

    " Happy Birth Day To You".


    "Greater than any of the fans of any streams.But not greater than any of your fans bexause i am also your fan.And i want to take some tips from u if it is possible at all."

  16. rukmini  

    HI, RAHUL I LOVE YOU, I CANT LIVE WITH OUT YOU, AND DONT FEEL BAD ONE WHO INSULTING YOU I AM ALWAYS WITH YOU EVEN YOU MAKE MISTAKE. I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU

  17. Anonymous  

    every body says they are the greatest fans of you. i will say nothing like this. i just want to say you sorry. for what? i think you know if you remember me. i think much people are there to love you. i can not be just an ordinary fan, rahul bhai! & if to love you regards me as an ordinary fan then i don't love you. but i will meet you one day but not as a n ordinary fan. -nikita

  18. Tanima  

    hi dravid..................i luv u so muchhhhhhhh miss u a lot bt unfortunately u r married so cnt help it..............newaz luv u a lot.............

  19. Gautham  

    I am a great fan for You.Cricket without is just impossible.You are the kingmaker of the game Cricket.no one can replace you.take care.hope You could see this comment soon

  20. swapnali  

    hi rahul i am great fan of urs please come back in odis and congrulation you r in gavskar record i wish more sucess for u love u

  21. Neha Sharma  

    many many happy returns of the day Mr. Dravid, stay fit for another 5 years, and remain in indian team

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